[LINK] Curious tiny URL variant using Unicode

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Fri Nov 11 14:42:26 AEDT 2011

Hi linkers,

This is a Unicode domain name tester. I was looking for a URL shortener and
uncovered this one:


which uses Unicode characters for really short domains. For example,
the Wikipedia article on URL shorteners is here:


which qoiob shortens to this:


or this:


The first uses the Russian letter "zh" and the second a Korean character
in the first part of the domain name.

Do both of the above Unicode domains work for you?


p.s. more on Unicode domains here: <http://unicode.org/faq/idn.html>

Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services

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